Ira Eddymurthy

SSEK Law Firm - Indonesia

Senior Partner



Highly regarded

Women Leaders


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Capital markets
Project finance
Restructuring and insolvency

Industry sectors:

Consumer goods and services
Financial services
Natural resources

Ira A. Eddymurthy is a founding partner of SSEK Law Firm and one of the most experienced and highly regarded lawyers in Indonesia. She has more than three decades of experience advising multinationals and domestic companies on Indonesia’s complex regulatory environment. Ira specializes in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking law, finance, including project finance, insurance law, and tax law.

Clients praise Ira’s “sophisticated knowledge of Indonesian law” and “comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the commercial aims of clients.”

Ira has been named to IFLR Asia Best Lawyers, which recognizes the top individual legal practitioners in the region, and is included in IFLR1000 Women Leaders, which recognizes the leading female transactional lawyers in the world who are consistently recommended by clients and peers for the quality of their advice and service.

She is named by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Asialaw as a leading practitioner in Indonesia for corporate law and M&A, and has been included in the Asia Business Law Journal A-List of the Top 100 lawyers in Indonesia every year since the list was introduced in 2018.

  • Advised PT Indosat Tbk on the establishment of a data center joint venture with Indosat subsidiary PT Aplikanusa Lintasarta and BDx Asia Data Center Holdings Pte. Ltd.
  • Acted for PT Indo Kordsa Tbk, a leader in tire cord technology, in a merger with its subsidiary PT Indo Kordsa Polyester.
  • Assisted Restaurant Brands Asia Limited, a listed Indian company that operates major F&B brands, as Indonesian counsel in the acquisition of a controlling stake in PT Sari Burger Indonesia, the franchisee of Burger King in Indonesia.
  • Led the SSEK team that advised Malaysian investment holding company RII Holdings Sdn Bhd on its acquisition of a substantial equity interest in a leading Indonesian logistics company.
  • Advised on the formation of the Indonesian Oil and Gas Holding SOE, a US$4 billion deal that resulted in the creation of Indonesia’s largest state-owned holding company.
  • Represented Pertamina in negotiations with Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance over a strategic partnership for the development of Indonesia’s petrochemical industry.

  • Banking
  • Financial services regulatory
  • M&A
  • Project finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Natural resources
  • Insurance

  • Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi)
  • Association of Indonesian Capital Market Legal Consultants (HKHPM)

  • Leads the International Division of the Indonesian Advocates Association – Voice of Indonesian Advocates (Peradi-SAI)

  • On the panel of arbitrators at the Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (BANI)

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Indonesia
  • Visiting scholar, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law